Imagine you went to a seminar, or you’re asked to fill a form were you’re required to write down your Bank’s Sort right there which is a requirement before you’re paid. This can be frustrating if you don’t know the code, your payment maybe delayed or at worst lost due to not having this important code.
Don’t allow Sort codes to rub you of your money know them now and save yourself the trouble and headache associated with getting your the code. Getting this code from your bank can be time consuming, so I’ve reduced the work for you, the stress of having to go looking for one.
What are Nigerian bank Sort codes?
Sort codes in Nigeria refers to a unique identification code similar to Swift code, but different as it is bank specific. It is a nine digit code that identifies a particular branch of a bank. The first three degit of this 9 digit code are the bank’s standard code the next one is for the location, the remaining 5 digit are for the bank’s branch.
Each bank has it’s own unique code same with the bank’s branches scattered all over Nigeria, whether it’s East, West, South or North, it’s important you know that it’s not just the bank that have this codes but its branches. Which means for instance if you have an account with FirstBank Nigeria Plc Ikeja Industrial Estate Branch Oba Akran, Ikeja Lagos. The Sort Code of this branch that is in Ikeja is 011151883 i.e a total of nine digits. Breaking it down we have thus
code : 011 The code that is unique for FirstBank Of Nigeria
code: 1 This 1 is for the branch location, the state that it is in. In this case the figure 1 is used for FirstBank branches in Lagos.
Code: 51883 This code is for the particular location of the branch, in this case it is “Industrial Estate Branch”. Because there are many branches all located across the nation this code is subject to change, that is it will change once the branch changes, as one branches code is different from the other.
Download this file that shows all the Sort codes of Banks in Nigeria and their branches including their state/town or city of location.
Some banks listed
Access Bank Nigeria
United Bank for Africa (UBA)
Guraanty Trust Bank
FirstBank plc. Etc
This a huge list, when viewing on your computer type CTR F and the name of the bank to jump to a particular bank. Download it HERE. This list was made possible by Jackson Nwachukwu and Zenith Bank Nigeria.